Bengaluru: Citing poor infrastructure and untrained faculty, the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences (RGUHS) has denied permission to enroll students for undergraduate and postgraduate courses offered by 27 affiliated Ayurveda, Yoga, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy (Ayush) colleges for 2019-20.
The health varsity issued the orders after the Union Ministry of Ayush and Joint director of Ayush, Karnataka government, denied them permission.
RGUHS Vice-Chancellor Dr Sacchidanand said that the colleges were denied permission because of poor infrastructure and insufficient and untrained faculty.
The state has six government Ayush colleges, five aided colleges and 65 unaided colleges offering 3,890 seats, including the government quota of 1,176 seats. Candidates applying for Ayush colleges should register themselves for the Karnataka Ayush NEET counseling, while counseling under the All India quota is done in two rounds through online.
These colleges offered courses like Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), Bachelor in Unani, Siddha, Homeopathy and other courses. These colleges fill their seats under state and management quota.
The country has 622 Ayush colleges in the country, of which 338 are ayurveda, 201 are homeopathy and the remaining are unani, siddha and yoga....